Brazil: Water Abounds in Amazon, But Sanitation Is Scarce

IPS: It might seem a bit strange to adopt, in the Amazon rainforest, a solution developed for drought-stricken northeastern Brazil. But rainwater collected on rooftops and stored in tanks is helping to improve the health, hygiene and overall living conditions of rural communities in the jungle. Since 2006, the Sanitation Improvement and Rainwater Use and Storage Programme (PROCHUVA) run by the government of the state of Amazonas in northwest Brazil has benefited 10,000 families in 77 ......

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